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It's no secret: We love weddings. We have a special affection for wedding dresses, of course, but we're also fascinated with famous weddings, wedding traditions, wedding trends and styles, wedding colors, and so much more. We love it all! Follow our blog and share our passion for weddings.

  • How Our Engagement Photoshoot Taught Us To Let Go

    By Amanda K. December 17, 2013

    We booked our engagement shoot with our wedding photographer pretty early on after hiring him,...

  • Just Go To Sleep

    By Matt T. December 16, 2013

    We slept all day Sunday. I mean, we didn't actually sleep through the whole day. We did wake up...

  • Marriage Myths

    By Matt T. December 11, 2013

    I'm still a relatively young man, so I tread lightly when it comes to outright advice. I'm a little...

  • Alternatives To Wedding Cakes

    By Regular Contributor September 23, 2013

    The cutting of the cake is a common wedding tradition, not to mention a fantastic photo op, but do...

  • [Infographic] Fairytale Weddings

    By Regular Contributor September 22, 2013

    Choosing a wedding theme is the first step in making your dream wedding come to life, and why not...

  • Wonderful Wedding Apps

    By Regular Contributor September 20, 2013

    Everyone is on the go and of course no one moves (or multi-tasks) more quickly than today’s...

  • Learning How To Compromise

    By Matt T. September 19, 2013

    While my wife and I have only been married once (to each other, in case you're wondering), we both...

  • Five Great Groomsmen Gifts

    By Regular Contributor September 17, 2013

    When a groom asks a family member or friend to be a part of his wedding party, what he’s...

  • Rest Up Before Your Big Day

    By Regular Contributor September 16, 2013

    Your wedding day will be one of the happiest and most exhausting days of your life, which is why...

  • Veils Vs Headpieces

    By Kristine August 26, 2013

    There are so many options for bridal headgear that they can make your head spin. How do they expect...

  • How To Wear A Shawl At Your Wedding

    By Kristine August 23, 2013

    Are you having a fall or winter wedding but you fell in love with a sleeveless wedding dress? Or...

  • We Needed A Vacation

    By Matt T. August 22, 2013

    A couple months ago, my wife scheduled a business trip to Washington, DC. Since I can work from...

  • [Infographic] Head Table 101

    By Regular Contributor August 6, 2013

    Having a sit-down wedding meal? The head table is normally the focus point of the seating arrangements, and is distinguished with either a distinctive floral arrangement or centerpiece. At the head table, the bride and groom are joined by special guests to the wedding, such as members of your bridal party or close family. This infographic shows traditional ways to seat your wedding party, but feel free to do whatever you think will work best for your wedding!

  • Real Brides: Donna Raimondi-Glass

    By Natalie T. August 5, 2013

    Every month we feature one of our blushing brides! Today we’re delighted to share Donna's...

  • Social Media 101 For Weddings

    By Anna K. August 2, 2013

    In this increasingly technology-dependent and connected world, it comes as no surprise that most,...

  • Wedding Dress by Element: What’s Your Sign?

    By Anna K. July 22, 2013

    There are many ways to pick out a wedding dress. You can choose with your friends, with your mom...

  • [Infographic] Staying Cool

    By Regular Contributor July 20, 2013

    Summer weddings are notoriously sweltering, but do not let that stop you from having the perfect day! The fun parts of summer have always been essential to creating your dream wedding, so we have the perfect tips to keep your guests cool, happy, and even dancing! Cute things like programs printed on fans will give friends and family a way to cool themselves as much as needed during your outdoor ceremony. If you want to give guests some time to plan in advance for the heat, send a suggested dress code to ultimately keep everyone as comfortable as possible; they will thank you. If you’re having a beach wedding, you can always go barefoot too! These tips are great to keep in mind even if you are not getting married this summer but simply having an outdoor party. We know your summer wedding or backyard party will be a huge success and everything you’ve dreamed of if you keep these few tips in mind! And don’t forget the bug spray or the sunscreen!

  • Veils: How To Choose A Veil That Will Suit Your Face Shape And Hairstyle

    By Regular Contributor July 19, 2013

    Everyone knows that planning a wedding is both exciting yet chaotic. Amidst all the thrill and...

  • Veils and Accessories

    By Regular Contributor July 8, 2013

    Accessories are essential in making your big day a success. It is crucial that your accessories...

  • Sample Sale 2013

    By Regular Contributor July 5, 2013

    Are you looking for you’re a perfect wedding gown at a wonderful price? How about bridesmaid dresses and evening gowns? Join us for our sample sale! Our talented bridal consultants are sure to make the experience easy and memorable.

  • [ Infographic ] Cake Toppers

    By Regular Contributor July 5, 2013

    With every wedding there comes the inevitable large components that need to be planned and...

  • Dresses That Make You Look Taller

    By Regular Contributor May 27, 2013

    There's nothing wrong with being petite, but most brides would like to look as statuesque as...

  • Something New Infographic

    By Regular Contributor May 25, 2013

    We’ve all heard the old British saying. On your wedding you should have “something old,...

  • First Ever Sample Sale

    By Natalie T. May 24, 2013

    Are you looking for bridesmaid gowns, a formal gown, or a colored bridal gown? Join us for our first sample sale! All our gowns are just $40. With our talented bridal consultants on hand, you'll definitely find a bargain or too.

  • TV Series for Couples

    By Regular Contributor May 16, 2013

    Planning a wedding can take a lot out of you. Between planning and work, you probably won't have a...

  • [ From Our Readers ] Wedding Role Models

    By Regular Contributor May 15, 2013

    As little girls, this is the moment we dream of: putting on a beautiful white gown and being a...

  • Veils, Veils, Veils!

    By Regular Contributor May 14, 2013

    You find the right, beautiful dress and it brings tears to your eyes, but before you realize it,...

  • Bridal Show Initiation

    By Regular Contributor April 29, 2013

    Planning a wedding is often not complete without a bridal party. Bridal showers occur one or two...

  • Alternative Bouquets

    By Regular Contributor April 27, 2013

    Many brides spend a large chunk of their budget on flowers. But there are alternatives, if you are...

  • The Ruth Gown

    By Regular Contributor April 26, 2013

    The Ruth gown is one of Simply Bridal’s most popular gowns. This A-line ball gown is a modern...

  • Wedding Day Must Haves

    By Regular Contributor April 15, 2013

    As the list gets longer and longer and your ideas keep growing new ideas you find yourself with a...

  • Bouquet Infographic

    By Natalie T. April 13, 2013

    Surprise, surprise, there are also a ton bouquet types, but we've only covered nine of the most popular. What is your favorite?

  • Have You Entered Our Dress Giveaway Yet?

    By Natalie T. April 12, 2013

    Are you an aspiring photographer or an established business trying to get some buzz? Enter our...

  • SimplyBridal Best Shot Contest

    By Natalie T. April 2, 2013

    We’re so excited to be doing this contest and seeing all your best shots! We’ll be...

  • Your 'Precious' Ring

    By Regular Contributor April 1, 2013

    There it will sit, upon your ring finger for the rest of your life. As the light reflects upon it...

  • Surprise Weddings!

    By Natalie T. March 30, 2013

    While we often think that weddings are big bold celebrations of love, others like to keep it...

  • What Does Your Wedding Dress Say About You?

    By Anna K. March 26, 2013

    Did you know that the type of bridal gown you choose says a lot about your personality? There are...

  • Wedding Traditions for the Soul

    By Regular Contributor March 25, 2013

    When it comes to your special day many of us will choose a white gown, and follow the more...

  • Celebrity Honeymoon Infographic

    By Natalie T. March 24, 2013

    It's been a rainy few days, and nothing like a bad spot of weather, to make you think about a place in the sun with just you and your honey! Now celebrities have a reputation of knowing how to live it up, and we've looked at our favorite celebrities and where they went after they tied the knot!

  • Be inspired by The Oscars

    By Regular Contributor March 5, 2013

    The biggest event in Hollywood, The Oscars, has just come and gone. It marks the time where the...

  • Accommodating your Guests

    By Regular Contributor March 4, 2013

    We’ve all been to a good wedding and maybe some of us have been to a bad wedding. But there is...

  • What's Your Wedding Photography Style Infographic

    By Natalie T. March 2, 2013

    Are you a romantic at heart or a realist? While some people might break down their wedding photography style by their personality, we decided to divide it up into shots you have to take! But feel free to mix and match!

  • Wedding Website Essentials

    By Regular Contributor February 19, 2013

    In our technologically advanced world of cyber fanatics it’s no surprise that wedding websites...

  • Meeting the Parents

    By Natalie T. February 18, 2013

    Meeting the parents has been a central plot point of countless romantic comedies. While in real...

  • 5 Iconic but Unusual Wedding Dresses

    By Regular Contributor February 16, 2013

    After the famous photo of Queen Victoria made the white wedding dress the tradition to follow...

  • Where to say "I do"

    By Regular Contributor January 16, 2013

    When you were a child you probably dreamed of your wedding day, I dreamed of a big heart shaped...

  • 5 Tips On Moving In Together

    By Anna K. January 15, 2013

    So you and your man have finally decided to take the plunge and no, we're not talking about...

  • Shoes Infographic

    By Natalie T. January 14, 2013

    Since an early age -- I blame Disney's Cinderella -- I've had a love for high heeled shoes. I...

  • New Year's Resolutions for Newlyweds

    By Anna K. January 12, 2013

    A new year calls for new resolutions and if you happen to be a newlywed, well it's time to begin...

  • Long Weekend

    By Natalie T. January 11, 2013

    With Martin Luther King Day coming up this Monday, I have long weekends on the brain. There seems...

  • Forget the Wedding Cake

    By Matt T. January 10, 2013

    Some newlyweds let a giant cake command most of the attention at their weddings. Plenty of young...

  • Easy Wedding Hairstyles

    By Anna K. January 9, 2013

    Planning a wedding is hard. Finding the venue is hard. Finding the dress is definitely hard. So...

  • What's Your Wedding Season?

    By Regular Contributor January 8, 2013

    Sometimes it seems like the decisions are never ending when you start planning a wedding. There are...

  • Real Weddings: Amici Hayek

    By Natalie T. January 7, 2013

    Every month we feature one of our blushing brides! Today we’re delighted to share Amici...

  • Nail Styles Infographic

    By Natalie T. December 15, 2012

    Often overlooked, your nails are one of those things that can be quietly understated or a...

  • Ball Gowns

    By Natalie T. December 14, 2012

    Nothing says a princess like a ball gown. Although many women prefer modern gowns, big ball gowns...

  • Marrying With a Toaster

    By Matt T. December 13, 2012

    People who get married young often find that they don't have enough things for their new home...

  • Wedding Dresses to Stay Cool

    By Anna K. December 12, 2012

    Just because we are in the throes of cold weather doesn’t mean that we can’t think ahead...

  • Pairing Winter Blooms

    By Anna K. December 11, 2012

    Winter weddings are beautiful affairs, but is there anything more frustrating than trying to find...

  • Winter Beauty

    By Regular Contributor December 10, 2012

    If you’re like most of us, you’ve been living under thick sweaters and Uggs for the past...

  • Curing Bacne Before the Big Day

    By Anna K. November 27, 2012

    Are you dying to wear next season’s back-centric dresses but are afraid that your bacne will...

  • Newly Decisions

    By Regular Contributor November 26, 2012

    Hooray! You’re married. You just got back from your wonderful honeymoon and you’re ready...

  • How to Keep A Bridal Train Clean

    By Anna K. November 24, 2012

    Many women envision themselves walking down the isle with a long, dramatic train flowing behind...

  • What to Wear Under Your Wedding Gown

    By Anna K. November 13, 2012

    Every woman, regardless of body type, can benefit from wearing the proper undergarments on their...

  • Life’s a Beach

    By Regular Contributor November 12, 2012

    “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honey moon and the...

  • Guest List Infographic

    By Natalie T. November 10, 2012

    Few things can be as heated as determining the guest list. While we're not making promises that...

  • Getting Married Overseas

    By Anna K. November 6, 2012

    Now that fall is well under way, many couple may dream of tying the knot some place sunny. Maybe...

  • Real Weddings: Jessey Weise

    By Natalie T. November 5, 2012

    Every month we feature one of our blushing brides! Today we’re delighted to share Jessey...

  • To Tan or Not to Tan

    By Anna K. November 3, 2012

    Tanning is nothing new. In fact, there are some celebrities who have tans that are just as famous...

  • Black Wedding Dresses

    By Anna K. October 30, 2012

    There's an old saying, "Dress in black wish yourself back," but since it's the day before...

  • Love Actually

    By Regular Contributor October 29, 2012

    If you’re like me, you’ve jumped a few steps beyond the traditional rules of waiting...

  • Wedding Invitation Etiquette Infographic

    By Natalie T. October 27, 2012

    We'd like to present this week's infographic on wedding invites. Even from a glance, you can tell that it's pretty complicated!

  • Engagement Facts and Trends

    By Natalie T. September 19, 2012

    At SimplyBridal, our work usually starts well after the wedding. Brides-to-be come to us to help...

  • Put a Ring On It

    By Natalie T. September 17, 2012

    Did you know that five percent of men now receive "man-gagement" rings? We had all heard that...

  • Fashion Predictions

    By Natalie T. September 15, 2012

    The 2012 Spring New York Fashion Week has drawn to a close. We already know some of the trends,...

  • Case of the Ex

    By Jacqueline H. August 29, 2012

    "Kids, usually a moral comes a the end of the story, but this one is so important I'm saying it...

  • Gay Marriage 2012

    By Natalie T. August 28, 2012

    We're so excited to release a new infographic. Did you know four states have the topic of gay...

  • Interview with May Yeung

    By Natalie T. August 27, 2012

    In addition to launching our own collection, SimplyBridal has partnered with LA designer May Yeung...

  • The Perfect Bridesmaids Gift

    By Regular Contributor August 14, 2012

    You’ve purchased your cake, found your venue, and finally added all the final touches to make...

  • Keeping Your Train Clean

    By Anna K. August 13, 2012

    Most brides-to-be are aware of the to-dos and the not-to-dos when it comes to caring for the...

  • Wedding Jokes

    By Natalie T. August 11, 2012

    If you're considering having an MC to host your wedding festivities, how do you pick one? Speaking...

  • Picking Your First Dance

    By Anna K. August 7, 2012

    Your first dance is something you and your husband will remember forever. There is nothing like...

  • Real Weddings: Charmel Clough

    By Natalie T. August 6, 2012

    Every month we feature one of our blushing brides! Today we’re delighted to share Charmel...

  • Outdoor Wedding Options

    By Regular Contributor August 4, 2012

    Struggling to pick your wedding day venue? Wherever your preferences lie on the style spectrum...

  • Where Should Your Wedding Be?

    By Matt T. July 27, 2012

    Your big day is hopefully half a year or more away. If not, you'd better get moving! Now is the...

  • Sash Sensation

    By Regular Contributor July 26, 2012

    Are you looking for that special touch to truly make your gown show your individuality? A sash...

  • Let's Talk About Wedding Shoes

    By Natalie T. July 25, 2012

    Whether you choose to wear a pair of Toms, Converse sneakers, or sexy stilettos, customization and...

  • Foods to Avoid on the Morning of Your Wedding

    By Regular Contributor July 24, 2012

    It’s finally your big day… THE WEDDING! You’ve gone through so much to prepare for...

  • 5 Fun Date Ideas

    By Natalie T. July 23, 2012

    Nothing keeps a romance alive like a good old date. I love the anticipation I feel when I touch up...

  • Pearly Whites 101

    By Natalie T. July 21, 2012

    Worried about that winning smile? Well, here are some tips and tricks to pull off your whitest and...

  • How to Accessorize Menswear

    By Regular Contributor July 20, 2012

    We love wedding dresses, but menswear is fun too. Today we're bringing you a post about the ins and...

  • All that Glitters

    By Regular Contributor July 19, 2012

    Wedding dresses come in a vast array of different fabrics and styles and with all the choices...

  • Cake Tasting 101

    By Natalie T. July 18, 2012

    Few things in the wedding process are as anticipated as the cake tasting. I've mentioned before...

  • Garden Weddings

    By Natalie T. June 29, 2012

    Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one...

  • Colored Wedding Gowns are Nothing New

    By Anna K. June 26, 2012

    Did you know that the white wedding gown used to be the exception to the rule? While today’s...

  • Desert Garden Wedding

    By Natalie T. June 22, 2012

    Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one...

  • The Wedding Registry

    By Natalie T. June 19, 2012

    Many people feel that wedding registries are cold and impersonal, but it does help prevent the old...

  • Honeymoon: T-Minus One Week

    By Natalie T. June 18, 2012

    It's the week before your wedding and/or honeymoon, and there's a ton of things for you to do....

  • National Park Weddings

    By Natalie T. June 15, 2012

    Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one...

  • Wedding Buffets

    By Natalie T. June 11, 2012

    Wedding buffets have a lot of appeal. Not only is there bound to be something that pleases...

  • Cocktail Hour

    By Anna K. June 9, 2012

    Few things are as anticipated and can be as disappointing as the appetizers that happen after the...

  • Japanese Gardens

    By Natalie T. June 8, 2012

    Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one...

  • Destination Wedding Dresses

    By Anna K. June 7, 2012

    You and your fiancé have taken the plunge! You're going to have a destination wedding and...

  • Non-Alcoholic Alternatives

    By Natalie T. June 5, 2012

    Many people choose not to drink. While you always should carry one or two alcohol alternatives --...

  • Summer Skincare

    By Anna K. June 2, 2012

    Now that it's summer, many of you are dying to get a tan! I know I am! So how's a girl going to...

  • English Garden Weddings

    By Anna K. June 1, 2012

    Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one...

  • Illumination

    By Anna K. May 29, 2012

    The interplay between light and shadow can be menacing or pure magic. In addition to bright...

  • Newlywed Dating Ideas

    By Natalie T. May 28, 2012

    Last week, we were delighted to hear that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg married his college...

  • Wed in the Wilderness

    By Natalie T. May 25, 2012

    Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one...

  • Eating Healthy

    By Natalie T. May 24, 2012

    In the weeks between your last fitting and your wedding, you want to maintain your weight. While...

  • Let Them Eat Cake

    By Natalie T. May 22, 2012

    While I'm firmly on the cupcakes team in the cupcakes versus wedding cake war, these eight...

  • Getting Started on the Honeymoon

    By Natalie T. May 21, 2012

    While it might seem an extra burden to plan your honeymoon on top of a wedding, think of it more...

  • Health and Beauty Recap

    By Natalie T. May 18, 2012

    Hey Guys! This week we're taking a break from our regularly schedule series to round out the...

  • How to Pick a Veil

    By Anna K. May 17, 2012

    We just released a new set of veils and I love them all. So how do you choose a veil? Or do you...

  • Cold and Flu Prevention

    By Natalie T. May 15, 2012

    Did you know that this week is National Women's Health Week? The theme for 2012 is "It's Your...

  • 6 Ways to De-Stress

    By Natalie T. May 14, 2012

    Did you know that this week is National Women's Health Week? The theme for 2012 is "It's Your...

  • Happy Mother's Day

    By Natalie T. May 13, 2012

    Celebrations of moms and motherhood are a worldwide phenomenon; many of these can be traced back...

  • Something Blue

    By Anna K. May 3, 2012

    No doubt you've heard of this rhyme! Blue was thought of the color of purity, and it was fitting...

  • May Horoscope

    By Natalie T. May 2, 2012

    Wonder what the stars say about your fate this month? Here's the scoop! Each month, we'll bring...

  • Fun Centerpiece Alternatives

    By Natalie T. May 1, 2012

    Did you know that May Day is an ancient spring holiday in many western countries? One of the...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Suit?

    By Natalie T. April 28, 2012

    Of all the non-traditional portraits, my hands down favorite is the shoe portrait. Who knew that...

  • Flower-less Corsages

    By Anna K. April 27, 2012

    Corsages are lovely and can have so many uses at weddings. They can be used to distinguish honored...

  • Love Poem #4: On Marriage

    By Natalie T. April 26, 2012

    Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? So every Thursday, we'll bring you some of our...

  • Are You an English Rose or a Cali Girl?

    By Natalie T. April 20, 2012

    To tan or not to tan has been a huge question among my group of friends. One of them did do the...

  • Love Poem #3: Sonnet 116

    By Natalie T. April 19, 2012

    Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? So every Thursday, we'll bring you some of our...

  • Perfume

    By Natalie T. April 17, 2012

    Smell is one of the most powerful triggers for memory, so it makes sense that to select a special...

  • Eyeshadows

    By Anna K. April 16, 2012

    I started on eyeshadow young! I love watching my mother put on her makeup as a kid. I loved the...

  • 5 Bargain Destinations

    By Natalie T. April 13, 2012

    What's so great about bargain destinations? Not only are they less expensive, but they often have...

  • Around the World

    By Natalie T. April 11, 2012

    We're focusing the next three days on honeymoons and destination weddings. Check out our Facebook,...

  • Is a Boudoir Shoot Right For You?

    By Natalie T. March 30, 2012

    It seems all the rage in the blogosphere. It first caught my attention on a post by Love My Dress...

  • Wedding Trains

    By Anna K. March 29, 2012

    Last year, Kate Middleton's cathedral length train had brides-to-be swooning. When a bride walks...

  • How to Get Perfect Eyebrows

    By Anna K. March 27, 2012

    As anyone in show business can tell you, eyebrows are one of the defining features of the face. A...

  • Wedding Planning 101

    By Anna K. March 26, 2012

    He's proposed, the question has been popped, the ring proudly displayed on the finger, and you've...

  • Outdoor Spring Fashions

    By Anna K. March 24, 2012

    Spring is in the air! Although, flirty short bridesmaid dresses commonly comes mind when we think...

  • 3 Reasons to Embrace Patterns

    By Anna K. March 23, 2012

    Not only are patterns hot for bridesmaid dresses, but they're also a wonderful detail to...

  • Inspiring Women through Fashion

    By Natalie T. March 12, 2012

    In honor of National Women's History Month, we're dedicating this week to women empowerment. We're...

  • The Perfect Bra

    By Natalie T. March 10, 2012

    Did you know that most women wear the bras that don't fit? This is a shame, because a bad bra can...

  • The Tea Gown

    By Natalie T. March 9, 2012

    Now that the ground is finally deciding to warm up, I have tea gowns, also known as the tea-length...

  • Weddings with Children

    By Natalie T. March 8, 2012

    There are many good reasons why children shouldn't be invited to weddings, but sometimes you just...

  • Themed Weddings: Superhero Wedding

    By Natalie T. March 6, 2012

    Kitschy or classy, superhero themed weddings hold a special place in our hearts. Under the neon...

  • March Horoscopes

    By Natalie T. March 5, 2012

    March is a roller coaster month for Aquarius brides with Mercury out of phase in the money zone...

  • The Planning Binder

    By Natalie T. February 28, 2012

    While every wedding begins with a twinkle in a bride's eye, it comes into being with the help of a...

  • The Perfect Shave

    By Anna K. February 27, 2012

    We usually don't think about shaved legs as wedding essentials, but it's one of my favorite things...

  • 4 Red Carpet Looks From the Oscars 2012

    By Anna K. February 26, 2012

    The Oscars are well on their way, but while some people are biting their fingernails wondering...

  • How to Edit Your Vows

    By Natalie T. February 9, 2012

    Here's a secret. Sometimes it takes me forever to go from an idea for a blog post to the finished...

  • How to Write Your Vows

    By Natalie T. February 7, 2012

    With Valentine's Day coming up, love letters are on everyone's minds. The vows -- the...

  • Post-Wedding Fun

    By Natalie T. February 6, 2012

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the girls at the SimplyBridal office have been...

  • Quiz: What is Your Wedding Style?

    By Anna K. January 28, 2012

    While others may follow the latest trend, you love the timeless look. Drawing from former eras,...

  • Newlywed Roommate Rules

    By Sara D. January 27, 2012

    So, you're back from the honeymoon and it was everything that you imagined it to be! Awesome,...

  • The Best Time to Buy

    By Natalie T. January 26, 2012

    A few days ago, LifeHacker made a post for the best times to buy things based on when stores need...

  • 10 Awesome Hairstyles

    By Natalie T. January 17, 2012

    Whether you're going out for a social occasion or are thinking about your big day, here are ten...

  • Wedding Earrings

    By Anna K. January 16, 2012

    Earrings are a no-brainer for brides, but choosing a style that flatters is easier said than done....

  • The Wedding Choker

    By Anna K. January 13, 2012

    I've never been a fan of chokers. It seemed the realm of goths and S/M and little old 19th century...

  • Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

    By Natalie T. January 12, 2012

    Will you be my bridesmaid? Also, known as the other big question. Some brides even go so far as...

  • The Princess and the Frog

    By Katie L. January 11, 2012

    “There is no way in this whole wide world, I would ever, ever, ever, I mean never, kiss a...

  • Emergency Kit

    By Anna K. January 10, 2012

    Also known as the shit kit or the emergency kit, this is the bride's best friend when Murphy's Law...

  • Honeymoon Road Trip

    By Anna K. January 9, 2012

    Road trips are the quintessentially American and see to make up a large percentage of buddy films....

  • Desert Wedding Style

    By Natalie T. January 7, 2012

    Imagine standing in front of a giant saguaro as the golden desert stretches in front and behind...

  • Candy Inspiration

    By Natalie T. January 6, 2012

    As the office is finishing the last of our Christmas candy canes, we thought about basing this...

  • January Horoscopes

    By Natalie T. January 2, 2012

    Remain as well as you can especially with others and most especially within relationship. While...

  • Champagne Inspiration

    By Anna K. December 30, 2011

    We're just a few days shy of the new year, so we thought we'd write an inspiration post revolving...

  • Five Fab Engagement Party Looks

    By Anna K. December 29, 2011

    Wedding planning got you pooped but still have a fully booked social calendar? As we round out the...

  • Six Folk Remedies that Really Work

    By Anna K. December 27, 2011

    Remember how Windex is toted as a cure all in My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Here are some true folk...

  • Dress Like Meryl Streep

    By Natalie T. December 26, 2011

    Meryl Streep at the age of sixty-two is still gorgeous and elegant... AND on the cover of the...

  • How to Pick a Veil

    By Natalie T. December 24, 2011

    After Kate Middleton wore a lovely sheer cathedral-length veil, veils have once again become the...

  • Five Tips for a Healthier Wedding

    By Natalie T. November 25, 2011

    Like any other major event in your life, weddings cause a far amount of stress. Not only do you...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    By Natalie T. November 24, 2011

    Since it is Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted to continue a bit of a family tradition and ask what...

  • Autumn Wedding Inspiration

    By Natalie T. November 23, 2011

    Today’s a crisp, beautiful autumn day. Yesterday, it rained. Autumn brides love to live on...

  • Ask An Expert

    By Natalie T. November 22, 2011

    Did you know that you don't have to get "professional" musicians to perform at your wedding? Many...

  • Simply Bridal's Top 5 Dream Getaway Cars

    By Natalie T. November 21, 2011

    Today, I grabbed Henry, one of the few guys in the office, and made him give me a list of his top...

  • Wedding Cake History

    By Natalie T. November 18, 2011

    Did you know the multi-tiered cake is a recent invention? The sugar paste frosting was invented in...

  • Wedding Foods

    By Natalie T. November 14, 2011

    As a veteran of half a dozen weddings, I know that the wedding dinner is a much anticipated event....

  • Animals that Mate For Life!

    By Natalie T. November 11, 2011

    Happy Friday! As you gear up to enter the wedded life, we at SimplyBridal would like to let you...

  • Wedding Caricatures

    By Natalie T. November 10, 2011

    Last weekend I donated some books and got a caricature of myself painted by a guy with a mustache...

  • Takeaways from Kim and Kris' Marriage

    By Natalie T. November 4, 2011

    It's already become old news; Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have filed for divorce. Just a few...

  • Hot Beverage Bar

    By Natalie T. November 3, 2011

    It's been raining this week and it's put me in the mood for hot chocolate, spiced cider, and other...

  • Wedding De-Stressors

    By Natalie T. November 2, 2011

    After three spoonfuls of Nutella, I felt reasonably normal again and that got me started thinking,...

  • Dance Professionals

    By Sara D. October 19, 2011

    With the popularity of shows like ‘Dancing with the Stars’, a lot of bridal couples have...

  • DJ vs. Ipod Reception

    By Sara D. October 18, 2011

    After you have decided on a venue, then comes everything that needs to be smoothed out. And your...

  • Top 5 Wedding Themes

    By Natalie T. October 17, 2011

    I love wedding themes, but I totally understand how it can drive people up the wall. A wedding...

  • The Rehearsal Dinner

    By Natalie T. August 17, 2011

    Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner was the mother of the groom's domain. Now, the rehearsal...

  • The Post-Wedding Brunch

    By Sara D. August 16, 2011

    After the wedding is over, many couples host a brunch the day after. A post wedding brunch is the...

  • Movers and Shakers

    By Natalie T. August 15, 2011

    Dancing can offer a memorable cross-generational experience, or it can be divisive. There are...

  • Wedding Trends 2011

    By Sara D. August 12, 2011

    Brides of 2011 gather! Are you overwhelmed with bridal gown shopping? Don't know where to begin?...

  • Face Time

    By Natalie T. August 11, 2011

    Although wedding photography has advanced enough to provide the illusion of flawless skin, you...

  • Bridezilla!

    By Natalie T. August 10, 2011

    It's my party and I'll cry if I want to. The chorus from Leslie Gore's 1960s hit song has become...

  • Wedding Hair Styles

    By Kai Ma August 9, 2011

    Finding the perfect hairstyle can be incredibly time consuming and frustrating, if you don’t...

  • Beach Wedding Dresses

    By Sara D. August 8, 2011

    There is nothing sexier than a bride sauntering down the aisle, barefoot in the sand. The bride...

  • Bridesmaid Dresses

    By Natalie T. August 5, 2011

    Sure, it’s your wedding and you are the star. But don’t end up becoming a bride that...

  • Retro Romance

    By Natalie T. August 2, 2011

    Casual and sassy, or elegant and refined, the sweetheart neckline is flattering for many body...

  • Origami Wedding

    By Sara D. August 2, 2011

    Are you an offbeat bride? Then consider incorporating the traditional Japanese art form of paper...

  • The Off Shoulder Neckline

    By Natalie T. August 2, 2011

    The off shoulder neckline describes sleeves that fall below the shoulder. It allows you to show...

  • Revamp Your Mother’s Dress

    By Sara D. July 29, 2011

    Your mother’s wedding dress has been stored away all these years—and now, it’s time...

  • Fabulous Favors

    By Natalie T. July 28, 2011

    A wedding would be a pretty boring affair without guests. They are your friends and family,...

  • De-Stress 101

    By Sara D. July 27, 2011

    Planning your own wedding on top of an already busy schedule is not easy and a lot of us don't...

  • DIY Weddings

    By Sara D. July 26, 2011

    Planning a wedding, especially on a tight budget, can be stressful. Obviously, we all want to find...

  • Under The Sun

    By Sara D. July 25, 2011

    Summer is one of the most popular seasons for weddings. But warm-weather brides need to consider...

  • Wedding Color Palette

    By Natalie T. July 24, 2011

    It's a few days after the proposal. You're still getting congratulations through text messages,...

  • How much booze?

    By Natalie T. July 23, 2011

    Alcohol is costly, and there are several factors to consider when ordering it for your reception....

  • Recycle Your Wedding Dress

    By Sara D. July 22, 2011

    A bride, on average, spends anywhere upwards of $1,000 on her wedding dress. That's some serious...

  • The Wedding Website

    By Natalie T. July 20, 2011

    Wedding websites have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Classy or campy they are...

  • The Juliet Cap

    By Sara D. July 19, 2011

    Kate Moss' taste is impeccable, simple as it is. She can pull off the effortlessly thrown together...

  • Pets at Your Wedding

    By Natalie T. July 18, 2011

    You love your pets. They are part of your family, and should be part of your special day. Your...

  • It’s Not Just About the Food

    By Sara D. July 17, 2011

    The fun thing about weddings is taking the mundane and turning it into a fresh, inspired idea. For...

  • Tune In

    By Kai Ma July 16, 2011

    As much as personalization is encouraged for weddings these days, music is one area where you have...

  • Wedding Blooms

    By Kai Ma July 15, 2011

    Bridal flowers are a visual standout, but the choices are plenty and often pricey. Picking your...

  • Your Wedding: Who should plan it?

    By Kai Ma July 14, 2011

    The question was popped. And you’ve made the decision to spend the rest of your life with...

  • To Veil Or Not To Veil?

    By Kai Ma July 13, 2011

    Wedding veils were once considered a must-have bridal accessory. Just ask your grandmother: No...

  • If The Shoe Fits

    By Sara D. July 12, 2011

    It’s hard enough picking shoes for a first date. Compared to that, choosing bridal footwear...

  • It’s My Party

    By Sara D. July 11, 2011

    The wedding reception signifies the first event for a pair of newlyweds, and it’s often a...

  • Point and Shoot

    By Kai Ma July 10, 2011

    We know. Everyone has a digital camera these days and photography is a hobby that many enjoy. Of...

  • Close Up and Personal

    By Kai Ma July 9, 2011

    These days, brides and grooms are customizing weddings to suit their interests and needs....

  • Rules of Conduct

    By Kai Ma July 8, 2011

    Weddings are full of traditions and expectations. They’re also filled with opportunities for...

  • Eco-Friendly Weddings

    By Kai Ma July 7, 2011

    Eco-consciousness is no longer a mere trend for the hippies at heart. Rather, it’s a...

  • The Craft Connoisseur

    By Kai Ma July 6, 2011

    Crafty brides know the secret to a thrifty, fun wedding: They tackle the small details themselves....

  • The Girls

    By Kai Ma July 5, 2011

    The bridesmaid has a host of important duties. Some plan your bachelorette party. Others provide...